Help!!! Need turquoise guitar pictures for new custom

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  1. samdjr74

    samdjr74 Supporting Member

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    Hi All,

    So I'm having Aaron at Gauge guitars make me a custom single cut. It's going to have a quilted maple top and jet black ebony board with chrome hadware. I'm thinking of having the guitar done in a turquoise burst but I need some good samples/pics so I can start putting togther an album and pick which will be the best. Any help would be great

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    Sam
     
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    Thanks, any bit helps, transparents are a little more helpful but I appericate the pic, great looking guitar by the way!!!

    Thanks,
    Sam
     
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    thanks! it's every bit as killer as it looks too!
     
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    Go to the Tom Anderson guitar site, Gallery, and look at the various bora finishes
     
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    Leonc,

    DAMN!!!!!!!! I've laways loved that Thorn, it's beautiful!!

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    Here's what I've collected so far in the way of samples.

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    Now the finish will be a burst from light turquoise to a darker blue green, but it's very open right now.
     
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    Here's one of mine, though not a burst....

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    Cool, anyone have any idea why my pics don't want to come up?
     
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    also, take a look at Anderson's Jack PAcific Blue....it's amazing.

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    Thanks Matte, that's one of them. I've been having problems lately posting pics
     
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    Here is a turquoise PRS Santana 1.
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    Better like this?
     
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    Groovy Matte, you da man
     
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    Here's my first Anderson, it was a fantastic guitar.
    Bora Bora Blue:

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    Nice!!!

    So I have a pretty good collection of color samples. I don't nned to give Aaron the color right now but I'd like to get it nailed down soon. I'm thinking of going with a light color. the burst out to a darker color but not too dark. This is probably the hardest part for me when it comes to a custom guitar. I can pick out hardware, woods, neck size, pickups withouit a problem but when it comes to color I can never make up my mind.
     
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    Is this just the color for the top? If not, what color will the back be?

    Color is really important to me, not merely on guitars. Here're my thoughts, for what they're worth: If the difference between the inner color & the outer color is too extreme, you risk having the guitar look garish, particularly with an intense quilt. Think subtle. Also, the more "stuff" on the top of the guitar -- pickups, bridge, knobs switches -- the simpler you want to keep the color scheme. They'll also compete with the figure of the wood.

    Personally, I like a turquoise that tends towards blue, rather than towards green. I think a blue dye looks deeper & richer, unless you're talking a very dark green (which you're not.) My favorite blues for what you're talking about is the one that has the "guitarhanger.com" tag on it, the Driskill a few shots down, or Andersonguy's bora bora blue. For the burst's edge -- if you're going to do a burst -- I think a slightly darker blue, with even less green, would be great.

    I'm actually going with a similar color scheme for my Koll Duo Glide, although I'm not doing a burst, the back will be trans brown, the board rosewood, and the maple top isn't going to be heavily figured (although I'm hoping for some cool grain, maybe even a spalt.) And the pickguard will be weathered copper, in the heart-like shape Saul does.

    edit: apparently color is more important to me than typing accuracy. :jo
     

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